Milder weather for Tuesday

Much of the state sees light rain showers again

For most of Minnesota, Tuesday will be the warmest day through the end of the week with a few places even seeing 70s.

Tuesday’s forecast

Minnesota is starting off seasonable to slightly above average again, with almost the entire state in the 40s.

Thanks to being in the warmer sector of a weather system that eventually brings a cold front through later Tuesday, all but the Arrowhead should warm into the 60s by afternoon, and western Minnesota could see a few 70s.

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Tuesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Because of the active weather pattern, there are more light showers and sprinkles moving across the state Tuesday morning, but like Monday, thunderstorm chances stay limited.

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6:38 a.m. Tuesday radar
National Weather Service

Outside of any wet weather, skies remain mostly cloudy, with a bit more sunshine in the afternoon, in between the influences of the warm front and cold front.  Then more clouds and spotty rain chances return late Tuesday thanks to the cold front.

Temperatures drop slightly Wednesday as cooler air starts to move back in, and October starts well below average.  That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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